Bringing huge numbers of Muslim Somalis into the United States and depositing them in places like Minnesota may rank as the one of the worst policies of the last three years and the growing violence is only the tip of the iceberg. A sensible rule of thumb on immigration policy should be that if a country is a fundamentally violent and broken place, then importing large numbers of its inhabitants will only spread that violence to the United States.
“I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,” she said. “They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.”She also said “boys were hitting girls” and that some people were lying on the floor, with their hands over their heads, in surrender. The fight, students say, was the result of long-simmering tensions between the 8 percent of students who are Somali Americans and the 20 percent who are African Americans. Muslim Somalis Attack African-American Students in Minnesota High School, Food fight erupts into melee at Minneapolis South High School, Community Aim To Quell South High Racial Issues.
Indvandring eller velfærd
Utfordringen med innvandringen til Norge er at den ikke er bærekraftig. Vi kan ikke både fortsette innvandringen og videreføre en raus velferdsstat, skriver Hege Storhaug og Rita Karlsen. Utfordringen med innvandringen er at den ikke er bærekraftig. Til tross for at det faktisk er arbeidsinnvandringen som de siste årene virkelig har skutt fart, er det likevel for enkelt å havne over på trygd. Jamfør for eksempel at det siste året har arbeidsledigheten blant rumenere og latviere økt betydelig.
En så betydelig svekkelse av velferdsstatens økonomiske fundament som skissert her vil selvsagt få store konsekvenser for velferdsstatens fremtid og finansiering av trygde- og pensjonsordninger. Og da er heller ikke statens økte utgifter til infrastruktur (for eksempel boliger, veier, skoler, barnehager) medregnet. Å lykkes både med dagens innvandring de kommende tiårene og samtidig klare å videreføre en raus velferdsstat som i dag, er altså ikke en realistisk målsetting.Grunnlaget for velferden
Multiculturalism has created separate societies within the same territory
Stjernfeldt og Eriksen:
The battle over symbols in Europe has intensified in recent years. Ethnically distinct groups increasingly make demands that they be able to practice their own customs and receive special dispensations for particular religious practices. Muslim organizations in Norway have gone so far as to demand special police uniforms for female officers; special opening hours for public swimming pools dedicated exclusively to Muslim women; special hours in fitness centers; special bathing curtains for Muslim boys to protect them from being exposed to other children; special diets in schools; special prayer rooms in airports; and interpretation facilities in all public institutions for those who don’t speak the nation’s official language. These demands are on the agenda in many European countries. Building on this self-inflicted separation from majority society, Muslims seek, through family arrangements, the introduction of spouses from their home countries. In this way, they establish a de facto separate nation within the new homeland. The effort leads to massive social problems, including unemployment and segregation in schools and other institutions—and it has prompted official pushback.
Whether or not he realizes it, Pontus Kyander is opening up a new discussion about multiculturalism—the most radical attempt ever made to let people live in separate worlds within the same political territory. When an outside cultural group, like Muslims, seeks official sanction for its segregation from the mainstream, the clumsy counterreaction often advocates repression of Islamic cultural symbols. Pontus Kyander’s flag ban represents a strike against the counterstrikes. Political correctness makes honest discussion impossible, and thus both sides resort to censorship. One side bans minarets, the other prohibits the national flag, while neither dares address the real problem: whether Islamic dogmatism is compatible with human rights and democracy. And so Europe’s battle over symbols continues. Europe’s Battle over Symbols